It’s time to vote for your favourite salon!

Help us crown a local business Salon of the Year 2014.
Help us crown a local business Salon of the Year 2014.

After sifting through hundreds of your nominations, we can now reveal the shortlist for Salon of the Year 2014 #salonoftheyear

We need YOU to help us find the top hairdressing and/or beauty salon in our area.

Somewhere that’s a cut above the rest and doesn’t take you at face value.

Your favourite salon might provide the best blow-dries, the perfect haircuts, the neatest threading, the hottest self-tans, the most relaxing massages, fantastic facials or the most glamorous nails.

Whether it’s the way they colour your hair, the extra little touches, or the friendly welcome you always receive, we want to hear from you!

To vote for your favourite salon, you can either send us a text (details below), and/or fill out the coupon (in this week’s paper) and post it to us. The salon that receives the most votes will be crowned the Bedfordshire Times & Citizen Salon of the Year 2014.


101 - 5th Avenue Hair & Beauty, 9 Howard Street, Bedford, MK40 3HS

102 - Beyond Beauty, 38 Loyes Street, Allhallows, Bedford, MK40 1EP

103 - Elegance by TLC, 109 Bricklhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7QF

104 - Essence of Beauty, 2 Duke Street, Bedford, MK40 3HR

105 - Hayward Lane, 102 Queens Drive, Putnoe, Bedford, MK41 9BS

106 - Hazel Kaye Hair & Beauty, 40 High Street, Oakley, MK43 7RG

107 - Jagged Edge, 61 High Street, Bedford, MK40 1RZ

108 - PowderBox, 3 Mill Yard, Mill Street, Bedford, MK40 3HD

110 - Silks, 22 Lime Street, Bedford, MK40 1LD

111 - The Hair Shop, 6 Newnham Street, Bedford, MK40 3JR

112 - The Retreat, 72 High Street, Harrold, Bedford, MK43 7BH



Text your vote before 9am on Monday, June 23, 2014 to 65550. Simply start your text with the words: BTCVOTE followed by a space, then the 3-digit number of the salon you think should win (as detailed). Follow this with your name, your address (inc. postcode), and your email address (if you have one).

Text messages cost 50p each (in addition to your standard network charge) and should contain no more than 160 characters.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Text-line closes at 08.59am on Monday, June 23, 2014. You will receive a reply-message to confirm receipt of your text vote. Your text message must follow the exact format stated, otherwise your vote may not be counted but you may still be charged. If you text after the stated closing date your vote will not be counted but you may still be charged. Johnston Press standard competition terms and conditions apply (these can be found at and voting is deemed as acceptance of these terms. We cannot accept votes by email. Johnston Press Plc (the publishers of this newspaper) or its agents may use your information to contact you by mail, email, phone or SMS/MMS to let you know about our (or our partners’) products, services, and offers. By giving us your address and phone numbers you agree that we may contact you by these methods for marketing. Please add the word EXIT at the end of your text message if you do not wish to receive these. SMS service is provided by mGage Llc., SE1 8ND (020 7633 5000). To contact Johnston Press Midlands Marketing Department call 01604 467081 or email